Category Archives: American politics

The Post-American Age and Israel

The American debacle in Afghanistan is bad for America, and bad for Europe. The jihadists of the Middle East have received a huge gift of military equipment. They may even receive “humanitarian aid” from the US, in return for releasing … Continue reading

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Running from Afghanistan

America has suffered a defeat of military and psychic proportions that have yet to be measured. I once thought that future historians would be likely to use 9/11 as the date that marked the end of the American era, the … Continue reading

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Just Another Terrorist

I remember well the day in early June of 1968 when Robert F. Kennedy was murdered. I was a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, teaching several courses while supposedly working on a dissertation that I never wrote. I … Continue reading

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Bennett Should Have Stayed Home

Israel’s PM, Naftali Bennett, is already in the US and will be meeting with US President Biden on Thursday. There are some who think that Bennett should have stayed home. While it is unlikely that the administration can be convinced … Continue reading

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A Very Slender Reed

“The President – whoever he is – has to decide. He can’t pass the buck to anybody. No one else can do the deciding for him. That’s his job.” – Harry S. Truman The sound that you hear is the … Continue reading

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